What you need to know about the cost. Travelling from Galway City to Dublin Airport by car can be an expensive and often stressful effort. However, your trip to the airport should be filled with excitement and relaxation, rather than worrying about the price. So let us help you figure out how to avoid the headache and empty wallets of today’s road travel.
We calculated the cost of fuel, tolls, and parking versus the cost of a Citylink return fare.
Based on a one-week return trip to Dublin Airport by car, the cost would be €131.10 compared to Citylink’s online ticket price of €28. Not to mention the freedom of sitting back with free WiFi, plug sockets, and air-conditioning. Why not let someone else do the work and enjoy some quality me time?
Keep reading to see how much choosing to book with Citylink can save you.
The Cost of Fuel – €75
The average cost of fuel from Galway to Dublin is €75
According to the AA.ie route planner calculator, it would cost approximately €75 to complete a round trip from Galway to Dublin Airport based on the average vehicle. This estimate is based on a route via the M6 motorway. The price may vary based on the fuel used, the car you’re driving model, and when you ultimately decide to travel.
The Cost of Tolls – €16.40
Tolls on the M6 and M4 come to €4.80 one way. Toll plazas are the unfortunate necessity of a trip from Galway direct to Dublin. While travelling by car, they are something you will have to take into account. You will come across three toll plazas on your journey from Galway to Dublin City / Airport. One at Ballinasloe (€2.00 one way) & one approaching Kilcock (€3.00 one way), M50 Barrier (€3.20 one way). Meaning a return journey adds up to €16.40.
The Cost of Parking – €66.50
Dublin Airport parking is paid by the day for a long-term stay. Parking at Dublin Airport costs €40.00 per day or €4.00 per hour for a short-term stay, a price that can add up quite quickly. Long-term, however, which would be applicable in the case of our one-week stay example, would come to €14.00 per day – an astronomical price for a family holiday. In total, the cost of a return trip to Dublin Airport from Galway by car would be between €140.90 and €150.90, compared to Citylink’s online price of €28. That’s over five times as costly to travel by car.
So Why Choose Citylink? Opting to take a Citylink coach service to the airport instead of driving could save you as much as €112.90! This saving would make quite a difference to your holiday funds.
We have over 20 daily services from Galway – Dublin Airport. And 20 daily services from Dublin Airport – Galway, so you are guaranteed to find a time that suits you. Plus, our services provide free WiFi, plug sockets, air conditioning, on-board toilets, and reclining seats – the perfect environment to relax while you head to the airport.
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